My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

Author: Jennifer Teege,Nikola Sellmair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473616257

Category:

Page: 240

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'A powerful account of Teege's struggle for resolution and redemption.' Independent An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognising photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List - a man known and reviled the world over. Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege's grandfather was the Nazi "butcher of Plaszów," executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather had met her-a black woman-he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her, at age 38, into a severe depression-and on a quest to unearth and fully comprehend her family's haunted history. Her research takes her to Krakow - to the sites of the Jewish ghetto her grandfather 'cleared' in 1943 and the Plaszów concentration camp he then commanded - and back to Israel, where she herself once attended college, learned fluent Hebrew, and formed lasting friendships. Teege struggles to reconnect with her estranged mother Monika, and to accept that her beloved grandmother once lived in luxury as Amon Goeth's mistress at Plaszów. Teege's story is co-written by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, who also contributes a second, interwoven narrative that draws on original interviews with Teege's family and friends and adds historical context. Ultimately, Teege's resolute search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

Author: Jennifer Teege,Nikola Sellmair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473616247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7913


'A powerful account of Teege's struggle for resolution and redemption.' Independent An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognising photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List - a man known and reviled the world over. Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege's grandfather was the Nazi "butcher of Plaszów," executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather had met her-a black woman-he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her, at age 38, into a severe depression-and on a quest to unearth and fully comprehend her family's haunted history. Her research takes her to Krakow - to the sites of the Jewish ghetto her grandfather 'cleared' in 1943 and the Plaszów concentration camp he then commanded - and back to Israel, where she herself once attended college, learned fluent Hebrew, and formed lasting friendships. Teege struggles to reconnect with her estranged mother Monika, and to accept that her beloved grandmother once lived in luxury as Amon Goeth's mistress at Plaszów. Teege's story is co-written by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, who also contributes a second, interwoven narrative that draws on original interviews with Teege's family and friends and adds historical context. Ultimately, Teege's resolute search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

Author: James Lamb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548750589

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Page: 234

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At age 38, James Lamb happened to pluck a library book from the shelf-and discovered a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. Reviled as the "butcher of Płasz�w," Goeth was executed in 1946. The more Teege learned about him, the more certain she became: If her grandfather had met her-a black woman-he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her into a severe depression-and fills her with questions: Why did her birth mother withhold this chilling secret? How could her grandmother have loved a mass murderer? Can evil be inherited? Teege's story is cowritten by Nikola Sellmair, who also adds historical context and insight from Teege's family and friends, in an interwoven narrative. Ultimately, Teege's search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation.

How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomachs

Author: Melanie Mühl,Diana von Kopp

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925548848

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1493


Does eating off a red plate really curb your appetite? Can music enhance sweet flavours and deepen savoury ones? Why does a homemade Belgian double-chocolate cake make your mouth water more than a chocolate cake? And would you pay more for it? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this clever little book that draws on the latest scientific research to explain the innumerable influences behind our appetites, tastes, and eating habits. Learn how to throw your best dinner party yet by optimising the music, lighting, and table setting. Become a savvy shopper by understanding how supermarkets present their products to make some seem more appealing than others. Feel confident ordering food and wine in a restaurant without paying more than they're worth. Know what and why you eat, when and how you do — before you next sit down to dine!

Open Places

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: N.A

View: 2833


Sapogonia

Author: Ana Castillo

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 2089


Mâaximo Madrigal, an expatriate of Sapogonia, the metaphorical homeland of all mestizos, confronts the difficult issues of identity and race.

Good words

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 920

View: 4122